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The Ballad Of Mary Chilton

This song is by Agents of Mercy and appears on the album Dramarama (2010).

They came from far away never to return
After 60 days through calm and gales
From the Mayflower's stern she saw a silhouette,
The towering outline of the shore
So she cried out into the ocean roar, the ocean roar

She leaped out over the rail into the shallow sea
And then waded in to land - to a new world - no one had seen
102 of them were freezing in the night
She followed on to the awaiting site... to their site

But young Mary was left behind when her kin lost their lives
Their mission left her a gap in time and its aim was cast aside in her mind

Yes young Mary was left behind when her kin lost their lives
Their mission left her a gap in time and its aim was cast aside...

Pilgrims and Indians united around the fire
The first year and many moons they grew to acquire
Freedom for everyone - its rare longevity
But Mary outlived them all indeed

Mary Chilton was born on May 31,1607 in Sandwich, Kent, England and was the daughter of Mayflower passenger James Chilton and Susannah Furner who were Pilgrims, which was a religious group that were dissenters from the Church of England because they were forced to wander form their native land looking for religious freedom.

In 1620, at the age of thirteen, Mary accompanied her parents on the voyage to Plymouth.
By legend, Mary Chilton was the first female passenger to step ashore at Plymouth,
Reportedly so excited that she jumped out of the small boat and waded ashore onto Plymouth Rock.

"It was so dark, damp and stormy. Westerly gales. The Mayflower almost fell apart.
Most of us were seasick. People dying of scurvy and bleeding gums
The wind tossed the ship back and forth. 2 deaths and one birth coming over."